Discover how to create your own fantastic beasts in this post by Ian C. Douglas.

Fantastical Beasts and How to Make Them

Dragons, flying bisons, heffalumps, hobbits, even the oompa-loompas, readers love them. Fantastical beasts are everywhere. Imaginary and mythological creatures are as much a part of fantasy literature as magic and enchanted lands. And science fiction is just the same: Daleks, xenomorphs, robots, Morlocks, kaiju, the list seems endless. People find them fascinating. Look at how…

Are you an entrepreneur? Joanna Penn Workshop report

Joanna Penn challenged participants in her recent workshop, How to Make a Living from your writing, to be both entrepreneurial and ambitious. In the light of recent reports of the financial difficulties many writers are experiencing (such as this article in the Guardian 20 April http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/20/earnings-authors-below-minimum-wage ), it was perhaps an unexpected message. But the…